How to Keep Cats from Breaking Window Blinds

How to Keep Cats from Breaking Window Blinds

Since feral cats are used to living outdoors, they often becoming excited and even anxious when near windows.  They often try to get out of the window, meow at windows and doors constantly and tear up your blinds trying to peak out and see what they’re missing.  This is true even for most house cats.

Our cat, Sheena, destroyed at least three pairs of blinds before we figured out a way to get her to stop.  And, I’ll be honest, it wasn’t the solution I was looking for.  This one was definitely a compromise.

How to Stop Your Cat from Destroying Window Blinds

In order to get our cat to stop destroying our blinds, I had to leave them up halfway and cover the window with an opaque film, with just enough room for her to look outside.

Luckily there are several tall bushes right in front of our window, so we’re still able to have our privacy.  I also moved her cat condo in front of the window so she could have better access to the view and we could have an additional layer of privacy.  This really made her feel more welcomed to enjoy the window space and less anxious about being restricted due to the blinds.

All in all, this solution has worked for us without a single drawback.

Now we would love to hear from you.  What solutions have you come up with to stop your cat from attacking the blinds?  Have you tried the solution we described above?  Did it work for you?

More Cat Care Tips:

About Author

South Texas Foodie, Traveler, Photographer, and Designer.